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2013 One Crafty Contest – Final Three

Many of you have been following the One Crafty Contest at One Artsy Mama, so this news is not new to you! However, if you’re just hearing about this, I’m happy to announce that I’ve made it to the final 3!  I am still in shock about this.  I entered the contest mainly just for fun and to ‘try’ but with absolutely no expectations.
One Crafty Contest
It started out with 82 entries.  20 were voted in to be contestants.  There have been 5 rounds of crafts. each featuring a specific material.  It is now down to the final 3 and time to vote for the winner!

I don’t want to just shamelessly ask you to vote for me… but…. vote for me?  Ok, seriously, if I was your favorite crafter for the contest, then vote for me.  If I wasn’t, then vote for your favorite.  This should really be about talent and not about popularity.  That being said, I DO feel like I did a good job. I put countless hours of planning and crafting into my entries.  (I spent almost 30 hours alone on the Paper Boutique) I think my hubby and kids are happy that this is coming to a close so they can see my face more often!

VOTE HERE!

There are 3 winners.  So whether or not I ‘win’, I still feel like I’ve won.  Amy at One Artsy Mama has provided a small overview of all of my crafts in the contest, so you can see what I’ve done when you go to vote!  If you want a more detailed look into my crafts, you can find my posts about them HERE.  The Paper Boutique is the only one I haven’t posted about (yet). I also haven’t posted about my burlap project, but we weren’t allowed to reveal which was our craft until about 5 minutes ago. Mine was the purse, by the way. You can read about those HERE and HERE.

I also want to say thank you to everyone who has been following the contest and voting! Whether you voted for me or not, you’ve made the contest what it is. 🙂 And Amy, if you’re reading this, thanks for putting some extra fun into my life this past month!  I think you worked harder than the contestants to make this contest happen!  You are amazing!

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Changes

Don’t leave! You’re in the right place! Things may look different, but this is still craftandrepeat!

I’ve been busy making some changes around the blog.  Some subtle and some very obvious.  You probably noticed the header has changed.  I spent a lot of time creating different headers before settling on this one.  I really wanted something simple, but not plain.  The new header has some of my favorite colors in it.  I also have an obsession with trees when it comes to my crafts – I draw them, I paint them, I make wire wrapped trees, I doodle them when I’m bored. That’s why I chose to make trees part of the blog.

I’ve also changed the social media buttons and blog buttons.  If you have one of my buttons on your blog – like the feature button – you may change it if you like, BUT I want all of my readers to know that the old ones will still work.  I will not delete the pictures, which will keep their image source in the code intact.
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(all of these buttons will still work)

I’ve also done some decluttering.  A lot of what used to be in my sidebar is now under the tabs at the top of the page.  I got rid of the large distracting text on my Popular Posts thumbnails, and am letting the pictures speak for themselves.  A much cleaner and simpler look.

Have you seen the new Sponsor page?  If you’re interested in free advertising, make sure to fill out the simple form.

I’m not done yet.  I still have a couple of things on my to-do list.  But what do you think?  Are you liking the changes?

If you want to stay up-to-date on all things craftandrepeat and get sneak peaks into future posts, make sure to ‘like’ my Facebook page!

My blog to-do list:
1. Revamp my About page.
2. Get a new head shot.
3. Make a PR page with lots of options for my fellow bloggers.
4. Start doing some giveaways!

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